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Type: Journal article
Title: Popeia inornata, a new species of pitviper from west Malaysia (Squamata: Viperidae: Crotalinae)
Author: Sanders, K.L.
Malhotra, A.
Thorpe, R.S.
Gumprecht, A.
Kuch, U.
Citation: Russian Journal of Herpetology, 2004; 11(3):171-184
Publisher: Folium Publishing Company
Issue Date: 2004
ISSN: 1026-2296
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Kate L. Sanders, Anita Malhotra, Andreas Gumprecht, Roger S. Thorpe, and Ulrich Kuch
Abstract: We describe a new species of green pitviper from Southeast Asia. This species is a member of the genus Popeia (formerly known as the Trimeresurus popeiorum complex), and is distinguished from congeners by a combination of morphological and molecular characters. These include the absence of a red lateral stripe in adult males, low ventral scale counts and green eye coloration in males and females, and five fixed nucleotide differences in a 720 base pair fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene. The new species is known only from the Cameron Highlands range in West Malaysia, where it was found between 1200 – 2000 m above sea level in or near undisturbed evergreen rainforest.
Keywords: Reptilia; Squamata; Serpentes; Viperidae; Crotalinae; Popeia inornata species nov.; Trimeresurus popeiorum; Cameron Highlands; Pahang; Malaysia; Southeast Asia
Rights: © 2004 Folium Publishing Company
RMID: 0030058811
Published version: http://rjh.folium.ru/index.php/rjh/article/view/670
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